I appreciate Capital Kitchen for what it has brought to my shopping experience: I can arrive at Chadstone before the crowds, eat some decent not-food-court breakfast and then participate in the economy at a leisurely pace. Unfortunately it seems that the Christmas rush has caused it some serious stress and the food has suffered as a result.
To be fair, I was also there on Thursday night and the food was excellent (I had the cheeseburger after my friend forgot to listen to me when I said ‘chicken burger’), but this morning’s effort was dismal in almost all aspects.
I guess it’s not really their fault that there are no hash browns on the menu, but it would have been nice of them to make it up to me in other ways, like with food that was cooked properly.
Completely uninspired, no garnish (!). Really just plonked on a plate and thrown at the table from a distance.
One piece of toast, cold and hard at the edges. I had to saw through it like a commoner.
Mysteriously it was simultaneously rock hard and slimy. I got a lot of it, but for the most part it was inedible.
Plenty of reasonably good quality but uncooked ham.
Just a major disappointment. I don’t know if you can tell in the photo, but they were cooked within an inch of their lives and had turned into something resembling tight little testicles. Poached eggs should never be testicles! And they were almost flavourless.
A great deal more than I would have preferred to pay for this poor excuse for breakfast – $17 for the egg fiasco and $4.50 for juice.
I also bought a chocolate cookie crumble and almond muffin ($4) to eat later on, and it was spectacular.